ERIC Number: ED449391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Substance Abuse Treatment Knowledge-Generating Activities. Integrated Evaluation Methods. Revised.
Based on a decade of evaluation experience, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has developed the Integrated Evaluation Methods (IEM) Package, a series of conceptual and methodological applications to enhance CSAT-funded evaluation activities. Products in the IEM Package are organized within an evaluation framework constructed on the basis of accumulated experiences among evaluation professionals. The framework is based upon evaluation strategies, structures, and approaches appropriate for substance abuse treatment evaluators and providers. This concept paper presents state-of-the-art conceptual models addressing issues related to coordination of treatment and evaluation activities, and integration of clinical, performance, and evaluation information. Specifically it summarizes lessons learned from CSAT evaluation activities, identifies evaluation concepts and methods necessary to address the lessons learned, and describes an overarching evaluation framework and integrated evaluation approach to provide a foundation for future evaluation planning activities. Appendix A is "Integrated Evaluation Methods Package: A Guide for Substance Abuse Treatment Knowledge-Generating Activities--Executive Summary"; Appendix B is "Editor's Note"; Appendix C is "List of Expert Panel Members"; and Appendix D is "Systems Evaluation Bibliography." (Contains 10 figures, 2 tables, and 30 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Authoring Institution: Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA.; National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center, Rockville, MD.
Note: This document is being made available through Caliber/NEDS Contract No. 270-97-7016.